10 Stories of Single Mothers - Barbara

Barbara

Barbara is an Indigenous woman and a survivor of the Stolen Generation. She was taken away from her mother at the age of two years old and spent 15 years of her life in a government welfare family group home. Today Barbara is connected with her Aboriginal family and has had seven children – four alive today – and five grandchildren. She has spent time trying to live on Newstart and seen firsthand the terrible impacts on children when their parent or caregiver is struggling with poverty.